Conference archive

IoT Dev+Test 2016 - Keynotes

Wednesday, April 20

Jason Arbon

Mobile and IoT Win! Now What?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Smartphones now outnumber tablets and PCs combined. Mobile developers and testers make more money than their old-school counterparts. Now that mobile has won the race, a new set of questions arises. How has mobile changed—and how does it continue to change—software technology and the economy? What does this mean to you personally? How does mobile affect technology choices, company strategies, and your career? Jason Arbon shares how to capitalize on the mobile win. Mobile forced a reinvention of how we design, build, and test software. How can these lessons from mobile be applied to web and...

James Dempsey
Tapas Software

10,000 Years in Your Pocket: The Deep History of Your Mobile Device

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

We live in amazing times with amazing technology all around us. And mobile technology, delivered in iPhones and Android devices, is possibly the most amazing of all. While we designers, developers, and testers strive to make fantastic mobile apps and products, we often spend our efforts fixing the things that are wrong with the mobile experience. Taking a page from recent work in the field of positive psychology, James Dempsey wants us to pause and focus on the positive. Join James to appreciate the deep history of science, technology, and even religion that has led us from communicating...

Thursday, April 21

Kevin Rohling

The First Wave of IoT—Blood in the Water

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am

In the past two or three years the consumer market has seen the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) go from a prediction to reality. The first wave of IoT products was largely fueled by the parallel innovation of crowdfunding, which allowed makers and early stage ideas to get off the ground without traditional funding sources. Many feel that the promised innovations from IoT have not yet been realized. Almost weekly another crowdfunded startup announces it’s closing its doors without ever shipping a product. Products that do ship often offer a poor user experience and are notoriously...

Ellen Shapiro

Balancing New Tools and Technologies vs. Risk

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Your engineering team wants to dive deeply into the newest programming tool or next generation technology for a mission critical project. How do you balance the promised rewards of a new language, software tool, or hardware technology with the risks of unstable software, hardware that does not work as promised, or new tools that are abandoned? Ellen Shapiro describes how the iOS and Android teams at Vokal approach all the new tools and technologies they evaluate. Discussing manufacturer-built and supported languages like Swift, cutting-edge projects like JetBrains' JVM language Kotlin,...